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The Refunds are Safe. Repeat, the Tax Refunds are Safe

With no end in sight to the government shutdown, many Americans are worried whether they can still expect to receive a tax return on time. However government officials made the reassuring announcement that there will be no delay in the tax returns this year–at least not as a result of the shutdown.

USA Today has more:

The announcement comes after the acting director of the White House Office of Management and Budget on Monday said refunds would still be sent out during a shutdown.

The IRS plans to recall a “significant portion” of workers who have been furloughed during the shutdown to process tax returns. The agency will offer more details when it releases its shutdown contingency plan, expected in the coming days.

The shutdown could complicate what already will be a unique filing year that incorporates for the first time major changes to the tax code. Here’s what you should know.